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Ovum's updated Mobile Subscription and Revenue Forecast: 2017–22 provides an in-depth view of the mobile telecoms market from 2014 to 2022, including mobile service revenues split by voice, data, and SMS and ARPU for all regions and 67 major markets around the world. This forecast includes Ovum’s 5G forecast as well as M2M revenue and M2M subscription forecasts.


  • Ovum forecasts an increase in total service revenues from $826bn in 2016 to $922bn in 2022 (1.8% CAGR), using average 4Q16 exchange rates as the basis for forecasting in US dollars. Compared to Ovum's previous mobile revenue forecast, this forecast represents a lower five-year forward expected growth (1.4% vs. 1.5%, 2015-21 CAGR). This growth is below nominal GDP growth (real growth plus inflation) in almost all markets.

Features and Benefits

  • Allows for comparisons across Ovum's 67 tier-1 markets for various metrics between 2014-22.
  • Provides a view into Ovum's 5G forecast, which has been revised significantly since the previous forecast iteration.

Key questions answered

  • How many countries will launch 5G within the forecast period?
  • Which countries are expected to grow subscriptions and revenues at a faster rate?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile Subscription and Revenue Forecast: 2017–22

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